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Old 06-14-2005, 02:51 PM   #16
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oh yeah, i really don't mind saying thanks to bush or anyone else if they do the right thing...praise if they do good things, blame if they do bad things
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Are there details about the the rules that those poor countries need to aply to , published ?

Such as, open up your internal market for our heavy subsidized products ?
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What good would that do? They are not consumer driven economies.
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The good would be - open up our heavily subsidised markets for their products.
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Now, that may be a help.
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What good would that do? They are not consumer driven economies.
historically, the IMF and WB force free trade and neoliberal economic policies onto nations they deal with.
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Old 06-14-2005, 09:02 PM   #22
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Wolfowitz still sucks Despite the nice outcome, I see this as a blatant move to gain popularity as the new World Bank president. Just taking advantage of something that should have happened a long time ago to benefit from it. Timing here was not a coincidence.
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Old 06-15-2005, 04:21 PM   #23
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This is very good news. However, this is the easy part. It's very easy to sign a piece of paper and wipe off debt, esp as that money is not vitally needed at present by you. This costs the donor nations nothing. It isn't a sacrifice. This makes these leaders feel good and pat themselves on the back. Let's get a 302b or four going...APPROPRIATING (not just allocating) the Mellinium Challenge Funds is the next--and more important-- step. Debt, AID, TRADE, Africa. This is what we should be pressuring these (presently) forward-acting leaders to do.

The horse has been led to water..now it has to drink. Step 1, in a small way. Now onto Step 2.
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